The organizers of the upcoming Dota 2 major tournament The Chongqing Major have seeded the participating teams into four groups. The groups will look as follows:
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|Chaos E.C.||Forward Gaming||J.Storm||Alliance|
|EHOME||PSG.LGD||The Pango||Evil Geniuses|
|TNC Predator||Team Secret||Team Liquid||Fnatic|
|Virtus.pro||Thunder Predator||Vici Gaming||Team Aster|
The group stage will be held on January 19-20. Each group will feature a double-elimination bracket with best-of-three series, with top two teams from each group advancing to the playoffs stage. The playoffs will take place on January 22-27 and feature a double-elimination bracket, where most series will be best-of-three except for the first round of the lower bracket (bo1) and the grand finals (bo5).
The Chongqing Major is the second major of the 2018-2019 Dota Pro Circuit. The prize pool is set at $1,000,000, the teams will also compete for 15,000 qualification points. Only last three days of the playoffs stage will be played in front of a live crowd at BLOOMAGE Cultural and Sports Center in the Chinese city of Chongqing.